Image by SergioByrdejnij from Pixabay This time between Samhain and Grianstad an Gheimhridh (Winter Solstice, in Irish) is more and more my “cauldron time” — a time of slowing down, a time of deep connection with the land, and a time to contemplate and reset before Father Sun completes his waning cycle and, at Solstice,… Continue reading Wisdom of the Autumn Sunflower
Original image by Debby Hudson on Unsplash At this time of Samhain here in the Northern Hemisphere — a time to honour our ancestors and those who have passed in this turn of the Wheel of the Year — I like to give gratitude for what my ancestors have given me: their resilience, their… Continue reading Moonday Musings: What will survive of us?
I have been known to do too much, whether it's recovering from an injury (and pushing my limitations), saying "yes" to multiple tasks, following something new and shiny (ideas for a new course, event or ritual comes to mind!) or just wanting results now! But of course, my wise inner self also knows that we… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Advice to Myself
We each cast a physical shadow, an impression of who we are, formed by the sun above and cast onto the earth below. When the sun is near the horizon, those shadows are lengthy. At mid-day when the sun is high above us, those shadows are directly below us, barely visible. But they are there,… Continue reading Everyone must leave something behind
My meditation practice has evolved over time as I learned (and continue to learn!) what works for me — the when, the where, and the how. And now I delve into meditating in liminal spaces.
I love it when the Earth sends me a message. Today I went for a walk in the forest … to meditate… to breathe in the luscious scent of trees and soil… and to connect with the Earth, and ask for her wisdom. I felt that wisdom stirring underneath the soil, down into the mycelium… Continue reading Rise up rooted, like trees
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Solstice arrives Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 09:13 UTC 5:13 am EDT, 2:13 am PDT, 7:13 pm AEST, 2:43 pm IST At these threshold times, liminal times, such as these so close to Solstice, I often find myself experiencing the transition and transformation much like this: neither in one… Continue reading Solstice is coming: step into the threshold
I am currently on vacation in the Canadian Maritimes, and I wanted to share a special moment I experienced in the spot pictured above. I was exploring the ocean floor at low tide on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. We were on the Nova Scotia side of the… Continue reading Meeting An Cailleach
There are some authors who in a single phrase can alter my world, inspire a paradigm shift or even simply elicit an “aaah, yes!” utterance. Sometimes it is John O’Donohue, at other times Mary Oliver, Shakespeare, Thich Nhat Hanh, Yeats, or Marcel Proust…. the list is growing, which is a good thing! Yesterday — coincidentally?… Continue reading Behold a hundred universes
Pictured is an Inuit inunnguaq, aka inukshuk It has been said that there is no word for shaman or teacher in the Inuit language (Inuktitut), but the concept of the "Isumataq" combines these in a wonderful way. There are many definitions (and spellings!) of Isumataq: one who listensknowledgeable advisorstoryteller But this is my favourite definition:… Continue reading Hold space as an Isumataq